Mother’s Day weekend holds the significance of coinciding with the local plant sale and date to plant my little urban garden. This year I was able to get all of my plants at the sale. I have three heirloom cherry tomatoes, a variety of herbs to go in my new herb tower, and a variety of flowers. I downsized and got rid of a planter to make more play space for the kids, but after seeing their joy of digging last week, I left them one pot of dirt. With the outdoor speaker and our new globe lights the balcony is our favorite place to sit/eat/play right now. Hoping for many more days out here. And tomatoes!
Today’s Monday Adventure is brought to you as just an ordinary day. We had a big weekend so I wanted to stay close to home. This morning Simon requested watching Rio and playing tracks. So we did. Then a couple hours at the park where he rode tricycles and played with the diggers in the sandbox. Home for lunch and a little rest then we planted. I went out last night and got our plants. This year we have 3 different tomatoes, chocolate mint, sweet mint, cinnamon basil, purple basil, lavender, begonias, marigolds, and the fuzzy one (which was without label but may be called lambs ear?) Other than the tomatoes which needed big pots (and the 2 strawberry plants and flower in 3 others) I let simon determine which plants went where. He would be a better helper if he weren’t quite so excited as listening and waiting until I had a hole ready would have been smoother. But we had fun and are looking forward to enjoying our Sumer balcony time. Because it is TIME! Gratuitous Caleb pic since he was with us all day too.
I know it’s a bit early from gardening. But last weekend felt downright springlike. And today too. I mean it’s 35 outside, and NOT windy or snow/ice/sleet/raining. Relative to the single digits and weather we have had lately, I say it qualifies.
Last summer Rob had the idea that he wanted to plant berries in our balcony garden. I told him it wouldn’t work, but go for it. Strawberry seeds were bought and planted, and started to grow. In the fall they were ready to be thinned and transplanted. Lucky for us we brought the pot inside sometime in November before crazy snow started, so the plants survived. The transplant pot however didn’t come in until about 3 weeks ago, and then we had to wait for the dirt to thaw. And last week, we started this summer’s garden.
Six decent size plants in two pots. Will they bear fruit? It might still be another year before we know, but for now the green is nice. Ahh, dreaming of my spring time planting and my summer garden.
**baby news coming soon. I am trying to not be baby only all the time.